Data Privacy Policy

1.) Name and contact details of the Data Controller and the company Data Protection Officer

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

HEGLA GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter: Controller)

Service address:
Industriestraße 21, 37688 Beverungen, Germany
Email: info(at)hegla.de
Telephone: 05273/905-0
Fax: 05273/905-255

The person responsible for data protection at the Controller can be reached via the above address, FAO Ludger Freitag or via ludger.freitag(at)hegla.de.

2.) Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use

a.)    When visiting the website
When loading our website www.hegla.com , the browser used on your device automatically sends information to our website’s server. This information is stored temporarily in a log file. We collect the following information without any effort on your part, which will be saved before it is automatically deleted:

  • Browser type and version

  • Operating system used

  • The website that you visited us from (referrer URL)

  • Website that you visit

  • Date and time of your access

  • Your internet protocol (IP) address

  • Internet service provider

We use the specified data for the following purposes:

  • To ensure that a seamless connection is established to the website,

  • To ensure that our website can be used easily,

  • To evaluate system security and stability, and

  • For other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest results from the data collection purposes listed above. Under no circumstances will we use the collected data to draw conclusions about your identity.
Furthermore, we use cookies as well as analytic services when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations on this in Sections 4 and 5 of this Data Privacy Policy.

b.)    When registering with the website
You have the option to register with our website by entering personal data. Which type of personal data is sent to us depends on the input screen used for registration. The personal data entered is intended exclusively for internal use and is collected and stored for our own purposes. We can arrange forwarding to one or more contract processors, for example a parcel servicer provider, which will also utilise the personal data exclusively for internal use, which is assigned to the data controller.
By registering, the IP address assigned to you by your internet service provider (ISP), the date and time of registration are also stored. This data is stored solely to make it possible for us to prevent the misuse of our services, and, where necessary, to provide this data to resolve perpetrated crimes. The storage of this data is therefore required to protect the data controller. This data is generally not transferred to third parties, provided there is no legal obligation to transfer it, or if it is used for legal prosecution.
Registration, with the voluntary provision of personal data, allows us to offer you content or services, the nature of which means they can only be offered to registered users. As a registered user, you are free to amend the personal data provided during registration at any time or to delete it from our data records entirely.

c.)    When subscribing to our newsletter
Subject to your explicit agreement in accordance with Art 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, we will use your email address to send you our regular newsletter. All you need to do to receive the newsletter is to provide an email address.
Optionally providing a salutation, as well as your first name and surname, is only used to address you personally in the newsletter.
You can unsubscribe at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your request to unsubscribe via email to marketing(at)hegla.de at any time.

d.)    When using our contact form
If you have questions of any kind, we will offer you the option to contact us via the form provided on the website. In this case, it is necessary to enter a valid email address so that we know where the query comes from and in order to be able to answer these. Further information can be provided voluntarily.
Data processing for the purpose of contacting us occurs in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent.
The personal data collected we collect for use of the contact form is deleted automatically once your query has been processed.

3.) Transfer of data

Personal data will not be transferred to third parties for any purposes other than those listed below.
We only transfer your personal data to third parties if:

  • You have granted your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,

  • The transfer of data is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have any overriding, legitimate interest in not transferring your data,

  • In the event that there is a legal obligation to transfer information in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, and

  • it is legally permitted and required in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR for the execution of contractual relationships with you.

4.) Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser creates automatically and which are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not damage your device or contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware.
The cookie stores information related to the specific device used. This does not mean, however, that we will become directly aware of your identity as a result.
We use cookies to make using our website more convenient for you. We use session cookies to detect that you have already visited certain pages of our website. These are deleted automatically once you leave our website.
In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your device for a specified period of time. When you visit our site again to use our services, the site automatically detects that you have already visited us before and which entries and settings you have made so you do not have to set these again.
In addition, we use cookies to collect statistics about the use of our website and in order to optimise our website for you (see Section 5). These cookies allow us to detect automatically that you have already visited us when you return to our site. These cookies are deleted automatically after a specified period of time.
The data processed by cookies is required for the purposes specified to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can however configure your browser not to store cookies on your computer or to always display a message before a new cookie is created. Fully deactivating cookies may render some functions of our website unusable, however.

5.) Analysis and tracking tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website is designed and continuously optimised to meet your needs. In addition, we use tracking measures to collect statistics about the use of our website and in order to evaluate the optimisation of our website for you. These interests must be viewed as legitimate in accordance with the aforementioned provision.
The specific data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the relevant tracking tools.

a.)    Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google Inc., to enable the customer-oriented design and continuous improvement of our website. (https://www.google.de/intl/en/about) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). Pseudonymised user profiles are created in this respect and cookies (see under Section 4) are used. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie, such as

  • Browser type/version,

  • Operating system used,

  • Referrer URL (the previously visited website),

  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),

  • Time of server inquiry,

is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to prepare website activity reports and to provide additional services related to use of the website and the internet for market research purposes and the customer-oriented design of these websites. This information may also be transferred to third parties, as the case may be, if required by law or to the extent that third parties are contracted to process this data. Under no circumstances will your IP address be associated with any other data held by Google. The IP addresses are anonymised in order to prevent any association (IP masking).
You can prevent the installation of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly. However, this may fully or partially disable certain functions of this website.
You can also prevent the collection of data related to your website use generated by the cookie (incl. your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on. (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).
Alternatively to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being saved when you visit this website in the future. The opt-out cookie applies only in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you’ll have to place the opt-out cookie again.
You can find further information about data protection in connection with Google Analytics in Google Analytics help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

b.)    Google Adwords Conversion Tracking
To collect statistics about the use of our website and in order to evaluate how we can optimise our website for you, we also use Google Conversion Tracking. If you reach our website via a Google advert, a cookie (see Section 4) will be placed on your computer by Google Adwords.
These cookies become invalid after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the website of the Adwords customer and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can detect that the user has clicked on the advert and was forwarded to this website.
Each Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be traced via the websites of Adwords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords customers learn the total number of users who have clicked on their advert and were forwarded to a page containing a conversion tracking tag. However, you do not receive any information which permits the personal identification of the users.
If you would not like to participate in the tracking procedure, you can also reject the placement of cookies required for this purpose, such as by adjusting the browser settings so that the automatic placement of cookies is deactivated in general. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting up your browser so that cookies are blocked by the domain “www.googleadservices.com”. You can find Google’s data privacy information about conversion tracking here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html).

6.) Social media plugins

On the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, we use social plugins on our website from the social networks Facebook, Xing, Twitter and Instagram to give our company more exposure. The commercial purpose underlying this is viewed as a legitimate interest under GDPR. The respective providers are responsible for the data protection law-conforming operation of the plugins. We incorporate these plugins using the ‘two-click method’ to protect visitors to our website as well as possible.

a.)    Facebook
Our website uses Facebook social media plugins to personalise its use. To achieve this, we use the “LIKE” and “SHARE” buttons. This is a service offered by Facebook.
If you access a page of our website that includes such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook delivers the content of the plugin directly to your browser and your browser embeds the content in the website.
Embedding the plugins enables Facebook to receive the information that your browser has opened the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are currently not logged in to Facebook. Your browser transmits this information (including your IP address) directly to a Facebook server in the USA, where it is stored.
When you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit of our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. if you click the "LIKE" or "SHARE" buttons, the corresponding information is likewise transmitted to a Facebook server and stored. In addition, this information is published on Facebook and disclosed to your Facebook friends.
Facebook may use this information for marketing and market research purposes, as well as for the customer-oriented design of Facebook pages. Facebook for this purpose creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to analyse the use of our websites with regard to adverts displayed to you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to provide additional services related to the use of Facebook.
If you do not want Facebook to assign data collected through our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
For more information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and further data processing by Facebook and your respective rights and configuration options to protect your privacy, please see the Facebook privacy policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/) .

b.)    Xing
Xing plugins are also used on our website. The social network “Xing” is operated by Xing AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany; http://www.xing.com/privacy. On the website, this plugin is indicated by the Xing logo. When you open a page of our website that includes such a plugin, a direct connection will be established between your browser and the Xing server. This way, Xing is notified about your IP address visiting our page. If you have a user account with this provider and are logged in, the data accessed will be associated with this account. Should you not wish such association to take place, you must log out of Xing before visiting the website.
You can find further details in Xing’s privacy policy.

c.)    Twitter
Plugins provided by the short text message network of Twitter Inc. (Twitter) are integrated into our website. The Twitter plugins (tweet button) are recognisable by the Twitter logo on our page. You can find an overview of the tweet buttons here (https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons).
When you open a page of our website that includes such a plugin, the latter will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter server. This way, Twitter is notified about your IP address visiting our page. If you click the Twitter tweet button while you are logged in to your Twitter account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Twitter profile. This enables Twitter to allocate the visit on our pages to your user account. Please note that we as the website provider have no information about the contents of the transmitted data or their use by Twitter.
If you do not want Twitter to be able to assign the visit of our website to your profile, please log out from your Twitter user account.
For more information on this topic, please see the Twitter privacy policy (https://twitter.com/privacy).

d.)    Instagram
Our website also uses social plugins (“plugins”) from Instagram, which is operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”).
The plugins are indicated with an Instagram logo, for example in the form of an “Instagram camera”.
If you access a page of our website that includes such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Instagram servers. Instagram sends the content of the plugin directly to your browser and embeds it in the page. Embedding the plugins enables Instagram to receive the information that your browser has opened the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram account or are currently not logged in to Instagram.
This information (including your IP address) is sent by your browser directly to an Instagram server in the USA, where it is stored. When you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can assign the visit of our website directly to your Instagram account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. if you click the “Instagram” button, the corresponding information is likewise transmitted to an Instagram server and stored there.
The information is also published on your Instagram account, where it is visible to your contacts.
If you do not want Instagram to assign data collected through our website directly to your Instagram account, you must log out of Instagram before visiting our website.
For more information on this topic, please see the Instagram privacy policy (https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388) .

7.) More plugins

a.)    Google Maps
We use Google Maps on our website to display our location. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc. When loading our contact page, into which “Google Maps” is integrated, a cookie is placed on your device by Google to process user settings and data when displaying the site and the related functions on the page featuring Google Maps. This cookie is usually not deleted by closing the browser, but instead expires after a certain period (up to 24 months) if you do not delete it before. If you do not consent to this processing, you can deactivate the Google Maps service and prevent the transfer of data by deactivating the JavaScript function in your browser.
You can find more information about the cookies used by Google here and in Google’s data privacy policy.

8.) Data subject rights

You have the right:

  • to request information about your processed personal data in accordance with Article 15 GDPR. In addition, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage duration, the existence of a right to correction, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to complain, the origin of the data, if the data has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and potentially meaningful information about details thereof;

  • to request the correction of inaccurate or the amendment of incomplete personal data that we have stored in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR;

  • to request the erasure of your personal data we have stored, provided that the processing is not required to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR;

  • to request the restriction of processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, insofar as you contest the accuracy of the data, processing is unlawful, but you reject its erasure, and we no longer require the data, but you require it to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims or you have filed a complaint against processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;

  • to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format or to request the transfer of this data to another controller in accordance with Article 20 GDPR;

  • to withdraw any previously granted consent in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR. As a consequence, we may no longer continue with the data processing that is based on this consent in the future, and

  • to file a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. In general, you can contact the supervisory authority at your place of residence or work or our company headquarters in Beverungen.

9.) Right to object

Insofar as your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right, in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, to object against the processing of your personal data, provided you have reasons that result from your particular situation or you object against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which is implemented without information from us that there is a special situation.
If you would like to assert your right to object, send an email to info(at)hegla.de.

10.) Data security

On this website, we use the common SSL protocol (Secure Socket Layer) in conjunction with the highest level of encryption that is supported by your browser. In general, this is 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256 bit encryption, we will use 128 bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page on our website is encrypted by looking for the closed padlock or key symbol in your browser’s lower status bar.
We otherwise use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against random or intentional tampering, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are subject to continuous improvements in line with technological developments.

11.) Updates and amendments to this Data Privacy Policy

This Data Privacy Policy is currently applicable and dated May 2018.
Due to the continuing evolvement of our website and offerings, or as a result of amended statutory or official provisions, it may be necessary to amend this Data Privacy Policy. You can call up and print out the most up-to-date Data Privacy Policy on our website at www.hegla.com at any time.